While I stayed home and tried to get on with a few household chores, Max went down to your cottage to check on things - all was well down there. No sooner had I got the hoover out, than Alice brought young Merry across, to borrow some eggs for making a cake... which was not a problem as the hens keep us well supplied.
The problems was that Merry decided she'd rather stay with Gran than go home!
How could I resist? The housework won't run away, but little girls grow up and change.
Can you see the large plastic bowl on the table - that's about half the haul, they have been cleaned and stripped from the stalks. Max is busy working on the rest.
Ha! Just looking at that photograph of the kitchen shows me that I really should have a tidy round next time I decide to post a picture. Poppy, can you see Miss Pinkerton? She is curled up on my chair, next to the Rayburn. It has been another cold day - cold, as in there is a very cold wind blowing.
This is where we went to pick the elderberries, right up on the Lincolnshire Wolds, just across the A16 and around the corner from these old ruins..
which has a fascinating churchyard and also has a door which was rescued from the ruined church. I'll tell you the story and share the photographs some other time.
There was one more wonderful surprise for today. As I was photographing the beautiful old ruins I became aware of the sound of an old aeroplane.
I grabbed a couple of quick shots. Max identified it for me, it's a Dakota. Perhaps there was an air show on somewhere.
Right, enough for today. I have to get sterilising some bottles and brewing some rob. Recipe to follow tomorrow.